Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership: Washington D.C.

May 18, 2023
Washington D.C.
Awareness into Action:  Inspiring Change

Society is calling for change, and businesses are racing to pivot DEI initiatives from being a “should have” wish list item to a “must have” priority; and giving leaders passionate about DEI the perfect opening, and the power, to create true, sustainable change in their workplaces.


The Driving Diversity in Law and Leadership Summit is an annual event dedicated to exploring and brainstorming solutions to these issues within the legal sector by creating a platform for leaders and stakeholders to exchange ideas, network, and learn latest trends and best practices to driving diversity.


We are excited to announce that this year’s conference will feature engaging keynote speeches, interactive panel discussions, and informative breakout sessions that will explore topics including driving inclusion through ESG initiatives, recruiting, developing, and retaining diverse talent, methods to benchmarking DEI initiative success, and more!

Join us for this inspiring event that will help you gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding DEI and provide you with the tools to make a real difference. Together, we can drive meaningful change and promote a culture of inclusivity and belonging that goes beyond metrics within the legal industry.


Veronica Hayes Gromada
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P
Soumya Dayananda
Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Carrie Valiant
Board of Directors / Member
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Kristy Offitt
Associate General Counsel, Labor and Employment
Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Jennifer Schatzman
General Counsel
Omnicom Health Group
Jenna Dmuchowski
Talent Consultant
Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Shaila Lakhani Ohri
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Crystal Evans
Counsel, Regulatory Affairs
NBCUniversal Media
Tania Bryant
Senior Counsel, Global Information Technology & Security and Resilience
Dell Technologies
Matt Cohen
Director & Associate General Counsel
Darcy C. Osta
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
Victoria Bruno
Womble Bond Dickinson
Emelyne Calimoutou
Senior Legal & Gender Specialist
World Bank
Erva Cockfield
Senior Counsel
Krystal Durham
Williams & Connolly LLP
Jennifer Jones
Managing Counsel
Toyota Motor North America
Rizwan Qureshi
Reed Smith LLP
Ashlei Ferguson
Corporate Counsel
Adrienne Lawrence
Senior Counsel/Senior Manager - Retail Bank
Capital One
Lesley Marlin
Associate General Counsel for Labor and Employment
Alka Berry
Director, Assistant General Counsel
Capital One
Heather Capell Bramble
VP, Global Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Aparna Dasai Williams
General Counsel
Coalfire Systems, Inc.
Jessica Leinwand
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
Sara Alpert Lawson
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
Suzanne Reifman
Assistant General Counsel & Director
General Dynamics Corporation
Elana Nightingale Dawson
Latham & Watkins LLP
Fiona Moran
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Samantha Wilson Jones
CEO, Chief of Staff
Spark Therapeutics
Olivia Fines
VP and Chief Ethics and Compliance Counsel
Parsons Corporation
Johnjerica Hodge
Partner and Chair, ESG Risk and Investigations
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo
Head of Compliance
Palantir Technologies
Marzia Karimy
Assistant General Counsel & Senior Director
Kirsten Burmester
Caplin & Drysdale


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